How to Add Google Plus to your Site or Blog

How and Why to Add Google Plus to your Site or Blog

How to add google plus to your blog or website? I am sure you have seen a lot of the +1 icons as shown above when performing a google search. By clicking the +1 button next to a website or blog post, you are giving it your public stamp of approval giving you easy access to share it, add comments, and send to your circles on Google+. It is similar to when you ‘like’ something on facebook. You are letting your friends know you ‘like’ it and we are hoping they will ‘like’ it too, or in this case that they will +1 it.

Google+ Circles allow you to interact with like minds in the same group. For instance, I have circles that include friends, blogs, acquaintances, etc. It allows you to share the content you want with that specific group. Obviously, Google is competing with facebook.

To start with adding a Google +1 icon to your website, you first need to get your Google+ page. Once you have added your page, go to Get Started on the left side under your icon. Scroll down to Connect your Website and click on Get the Badge. Now you can choose the style of badge or icon you want and it will display the code to add to the html of your website. I added the Small Badge to our website which you can see on the right sidebar towards the top. This allows users an easy way to add you to their circles. I also have a +1 icon on each of your blog posts. It’s a great way for readers to easily add the content they choose. Easy-peasy, right?


Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. I am not a blogger..yet. However, I find most of Google’s applications to be a real pain to be honest.

  2. I love google’s stuff, and I wish more bloggers would use the small badge like you, so I could see immediately whether I follow them or not, rather than the “add to circles” one only.

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